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Followers of my blog will no doubt guess that this article is about Godfrey Bloom -
he of the famous quote:
"There appears to be a woeful lack of candour and commonsense in modern day politicians."

I have already written something of his own Woeful Lack Of Candour.

This is a follow-up.

Godfrey Bloom is a tax consultant and MEP who has taken on the self-imposed task of protecting his clients' tax interests by attacking the world's scientific community at large.

Godfrey, what has your ultra-smart, ultra-expensive, paid for by taxpayers jacket have to do with global cooling?  Why repeat that crazy and wrong global cooling argument in a rational debate?  We do both kinds of hemisphere, Godfrey: north and south.  This is the 21st century: isn't it about time for opinion makers to move beyond parochialism?
"... I have the figures here ..."
Have you never thought to actually publish them for independent review, Godfrey?
"... we've seen the Al Gore hockey stick ..."
Ah yes!  That reminds me - I found some of the missing bits from the broken hockey stick.  My readers may remember that the broken hockey stick which was used to 'prove' a lack of warming stops around the year 1900.  There are still bits missing, but I found some broken stuff, covering 1998 to 2009, on Godfrey Bloom's site.
I have been asked why I believe that there has been no global warming for the last decade or so. It has also been suggested that we've made it all up at UKIP HQ.
There are four organisations which provide global temperature data. Graphs from the data follow, with links to the data, so that you can see for yourself.
"The hottest year on record was 1934 the world has been cooling since 1998"
Tuesday, September 01, 2009 2:21 PM
"The world climate has been static for 12 years now in spite of the growing man made CO2 emissions. "
November 19, 2009
Come on, Godfrey, which is it: cooling or static?  Don't sit on the fence.  Your constituents want to know the truth about climate change.  You have an inside track to the real numbers, don't you?
Sent to all local and national papers
"... there are many questions still unanswered. Perhaps your readers can help. I do not pretend to know, yet I am suppose to have a modest input into the decision making process. ..."
False modesty?  I think, Godfrey, that the problem is that you do indeed pretend to know.


Attack is the best form of defence

I am attacking some outrageous lies that are damaging to the good name of science.

My purpose in writing these articles about Godfrey Bloom is to defend science against this 'champion of candour' - and I will not lay down my pen against his blatant anti-science propaganda.

I have already published Godfrey Bloom's 'skeptics' list -

Small sample of Institutions sceptical of man made Global Warming caused by man

Note that this purports to be a list of climate-skeptical institutions.

I have abstracted the following list of institutions from his list. 

The falsity of the claim that the IPCC is an institute which is skeptical of anthropogenic global warming is, or should be, blindingly obvious, yet he listed the IPCC twice.

It seems to have escaped Godfrey Bloom's attention that the opinion of an individual does not necessarily reflect the opinion of a whole group - even when that person is an MEP speaking - supposedly - on behalf of the UK.

Accordingly, I am treating the individuals and the institutions separately.  I intend to republish the list below with hyperlinks to the actual organisations so that my readers may determine which ones are truly skeptical of anthropogenic global warming.

I intend to list the actual persons cited as a separate article.


List of institutions which Godfrey Bloom claims are sceptical of (sic)
'man made Global Warming caused by man'.

Australian Antarctic Division glaciology programme
Cato Institute
CUT - listed twice - see 'Western Australia’s Curtin University of Technology'
DIN German Institute for Standards and Norms i.R.
Duke University.
EIKE  – European Institue for Climate and Energy
ExxonMobil Corporation
German Center for Aviation and Aeronautics e.V.
Green Party
Hebrew University, Jerusalem
Institute for Energy Leipzig
Institute for Geography University Leipzig
Institute for Meteorology of the University of Berlin
Institute for Vibration Engineering, FH Düsseldorf
INTTAS, Paraguay
IPCC - listed twice.
James Cook University, Townsville, Australia
Juan Carlos University, Madrid
London University
Mainz Ministry of Environment
Malberg University
Massachusetts Institute of Technology - listed twice.
METEO SERVICE weather research GmbH
NASA’s Goddard Institute of Space Studies
National Council of Applied Economic Research (NCAER)
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
National Weather Satellite Service
National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, Faculty of Geology&Geoenviroment, Department of Geography – Climatology
New Zealand Centre for Political research
Oklahoma State University
Polish Academy of Sciences
Polytechnic OWL Dept. Höxter - [ this is Hochschule Ostwestfalen-Lippe]
Princeton University - listed 3 times.
Scientific Alliance,St. John’s Innovation Centre, Cambridge
Schulien University
St. Petersburg Hydro-Meteorological University
Technology Review - MIT - see Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Technical University of Denmark – Copenhagen
University for Engineering and business of Saarland
University of Adelaide
University of California at Santa Barbara
University of Colorado - listed twice.
University GH Paderbron, Abt. Hoxter
University of Hartford
University of Illinois
University of Münster Institute for Physical Chemistry
University Poznan, Poland
University of Regensburg
Univeristy of Virginia - (sic)
US National Snow and Ice Data Centre
Western Australia’s Curtin University of Technology - listed twice - see 'CUT'
Western Washington University, Bellingham
Westphalia Wilhelms-University Münster
World Habitat Society GmbH

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